Over 3,000 Students Nationwide Paint a Picture of how they want Ireland to look in 2040

Winners of the ‘Green-Schools Ireland 2040 – Our Plan’ National Poster Competition were today presented with their prizes by Minister Simon Coveney at an Awards Ceremony at the Custom House in Dublin.

Over 3,000 students from 255 schools representing every county in Ireland responded to the challenge of creating a poster to share their thoughts and ideas on how they would like Ireland to look in the future. The competition gave a platform to children and youth to engage in the consultation around the development of Ireland 2040 – Our Plan (National Planning Framework).

Schools Competition – Sample Entries

Minister Coveney will announce and meet the winners of our recent Green Schools Ireland 2040 poster competition on May 3rd but until then, why not have a look at some of the amazing entries we received. Thank you to all the entrants and to the schools and teachers who facilitated the entries.

To find out more about the competition, go to the Schools page.


An Taoiseach Enda Kenny together with Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government Simon Coveney and Minister of State Damian English launched the consultation phase of Ireland 2040 –Our Plan at Maynooth University on Thursday February 2nd 2017.

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Are you in School?

You can enter our poster competition and win some great prizes for you AND your school!

You are invited to share your ideas about Ireland in 20 years’ time. Enter the poster competition that is being run in partnership with Green Schools. Help make a plan for Ireland’s future….for your future.